Early Morning Dust Storm in Kangerlussuaq

Early Morning Dust Storm in Kangerlussuaq

Dust storm and early morning sun in Kangerlussuaq. The fine sand from the glacial deposits gets easily wind-borne and gets into computers, cameras and your eyes. The valley that runs from the Greenland Ice Sheet to Kangerlussuaq is named Sandflugtdalen, which means valley of flying sand and refers to the obvious occasional dust storm down the valley. Credit: NASA / Michael Studinger

Operation IceBridge is an airborne science mission to study Earth’s polar ice. For more information about IceBridge, visit: www.nasa.gov/icebridge

Posted by NASA ICE on 2013-04-17 13:15:01

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